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VATICAN CITY – Hope is the first act of resistance to evil, Pope Francis told the people of Naples as he pleaded for respect for the dignity of immigrants, jobs for the unemployed and the conversion of the city’s notorious mafia families.


More than 150 children from as far as Los Angeles and Monterey joined with children from St. Mary’s Cathedral choirs for a daylong Pueri Cantores music festival March 14, continuing a Vatican music tradition begun in 1944.

VATICAN CITY– Having so much world-famous art housed in Rome’s churches and chapels has risked turning the city’s sacred spaces into sightseer circuses.


Students at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory opened their closets and their hearts to girls whose families cannot afford a pricey prom dress.

Delicate white candles were the only illumination in the darkened sanctuary of Most Holy Redeemer church on March 18 when two dozen or so parishioners gathered in solidarity to pray, sing and reflect on the devastation of the natural environment and its disproportional impact ...

The 26th annual archdiocesan Respect Life Essay Contest liturgy and awards ceremony was held March 1 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Winning students and their families, friends, teachers and principals gathered for Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Bishop William J. ...

As around the world, in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Society of the Sacred Heart is best known for education. The society has two exceptional schools in this archdiocese: Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco (established on Bush Street in 1887, now on ...

St. Mary’s Cathedral has removed a sprinkler system installed over side doorways “as a safety, security and cleanliness measure.”

It took Teresia Hinga three hours to make the 65-mile drive from Santa Clara University to St. Rita Church in Fairfax where she made a presentation on March 17 called, “From African Cry to Gospel Joy: Reading Pope Francis’ ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ with ...

LOS ANGELES – Prime Healthcare Services, a California-based hospital management company, backed out of a proposed $843 million deal to buy six not-for-profit Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals in the state because it said it found the terms of the sale ...

She used to have a job with gourmet grocery retailer Mollie Stone’s, but Elizabeth Missamore of San Francisco, a butcher by trade, hasn’t worked since 2008. After getting a free haircut, an armful of career attire and some professional resume and interview skill ...
WASHINGTON – The family is an instrument of evangelization and it can influence others more than people realize, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said at The Catholic University of America.
VATICAN CITY – Children are a blessing for humanity and for the church, bringing new life and energy to families and society, Pope Francis said.

In his influential book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” Viktor Frankl speaks about an older doctor who approached him on account of his depression. His wife had died, and he was inconsolable. Struggling to find a way to help him, Frankl asked him: “What ...






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